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  • By willmnt

    Dust allergies can cause a lot of asthma symptoms such as wheezing,coughing and shortness of breath.Dust allergies can be triggered by dust mites,cockroaches,mold and even pet hair. Here are some tips on how to effectively manage dust allergy and eventually treat it.

    1) If you have any wall to wall carpets it is better to remove or even change it regularly to make it more dust free.

    2) Keep pets out of the bedroom since pet hair can easily trigger asthma symptoms.

    3) Minimize the household humidity by letting in more fresh air and by getting vent fans in the bathroom and kitchen.

    4) Never let clutter accumulate in your house.Here are some tips on how to declutter your home ( http://www.gorillabins.ca/blog/live-simple-and-reduce-clutter/ ).

    5) You could use mite proof cases on mattresses and pillows.

    6) Wash bed linens regularly in hot water.

    7) You could install a high efficiency media filter in your furnace and air conditioning unit.

    For more information you could just refer this article : ( http://acaai.org/allergies/types/dust-allergy ).

    I hope that you found it useful.

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  • By easybreathier

    It’s no fun when it feels like the air is too thick to breathe sometimes.I have often wondered if having bronchitis two times a year and the time I started to go into pneumonia from bronchitis was the initial reason that became my pathway to Asthma? I can say that taking out stock in kleenex(lol) is a good one when you have allergies. I use a kleenex year round. I have been diagnosed with mild asthma and I was first introduced to mild asthma attacks in the Summertime when I was in my 40’s. Living where I do now, there are a lot of plants and trees that will stir my allergies. Some of them (not all) depending on the pollen count seems to require me to use my trusty inhaler (albuterol). I was insecure about not having an inhaler nearby in the beginning. I’d have one by the bed and one in my purse for just incase. They are still there, but thank goodness the use of them is few and far in between.

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

    Hi Easybreather and thanks for sharing your personal experiences with asthma. I thought, in view of your comments of first having asthma, (in your 40’s), that you might find it interesting and helpful to read this article on ‘adult onset’ of asthma: https://asthma.net/types/adult-onset/
    And, since you’ve expressed concerns over allergies, (good one, about ‘stock in Kleenex’!), I thought you might appreciate this published material on ‘allergy testing’: https://asthma.net/diagnosis/allergy-testing/
    We’re glad to have you as part of our online community.
    All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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